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Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama
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Posted on 06/24/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama

(Reuters) - Since his first day in office, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has rested on outreach: resetting ties with Russia, building a partnership with China and offering a fresh start with antagonistic leaders from Iran to Venezuela. But the global travels on Sunday of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden highlight the limits of that approach. Leaders Obama has wooed - and met recently - were willing to snub the American president.

The cocky defiance by so-called "non-state actors" - Snowden himself and the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks, completes the picture of a world less willing than ever to bend to U.S. prescriptions of right and wrong.

Snowden flew out of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, early on Sunday after Hong Kong authorities rebuffed a U.S. request to detain him pending extradition to the United States for trial. Snowden has acknowledged leaking details of highly classified NSA surveillance programs.

Beijing may merely have wished to get rid of a potential irritant in its multifaceted relationship with Washington. But Snowden's next stop was Russia, a U.S. "frenemy" in which the friend factor has been harder to spot since President Vladimir Putin returned to power in May 2012.

WikiLeaks, which says it is helping the 30-year-old Snowden, said via Twitter that he intended to go to Ecuador, whose government has antagonistic relations with Washington. Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino Aroca, said, also via Twitter, that his government had received an asylum request from Snowden.

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1 posted on 06/24/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

:-D


2 posted on 06/24/2013 8:47:40 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Sub-Driver
Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama

Not quite...obama's always been a fool...they're just help ing to make it apparent to people.

3 posted on 06/24/2013 8:48:18 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama has made fools of all of us.

Furthermore, he intended to all along in my opinion.

4 posted on 06/24/2013 8:48:56 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Sub-Driver
Leaders Obama has wooed - and met recently - were willing to snub the American president.

Puty Poot certainly gave the Punk the cold shoulder.

5 posted on 06/24/2013 8:49:51 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Sub-Driver

6 posted on 06/24/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: stboz

The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office ... twice. Every great nation eventually falls. Few if any commit suicide.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 8:53:51 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Sub-Driver
This has to end the DIMS dream that the US can get along with the world and they will "Love" us. The world must first RESPECT us. Zero has done nothing but diminish respect for the US within and outside the borders.
8 posted on 06/24/2013 8:54:27 AM PDT by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. We need a solvent)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Snowden, the World, Making a Fool of Obama “

Kenyan Chickens coming home to roost!


9 posted on 06/24/2013 8:56:39 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” - Tacitus)
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To: katana
The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office

Don't blame me. I voted for the obscenely rich tax dodger with six wives who went around abusing dogs and giving people cancer.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:58:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog; tx_eggman

I knew I got that third vote from somewhere!


11 posted on 06/24/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

LOL!

We didn’t have much of a reason do vote with excitement over our candidate, did we?


12 posted on 06/24/2013 9:03:16 AM PDT by basil (basil --Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama does a good enough job of that on his own, he doesn’t need any help.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 9:04:02 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver
Live thread at the Guardian.
14 posted on 06/24/2013 9:06:16 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Buckeye McFrog
>>The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office
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>Don't blame me. I voted for the obscenely rich tax dodger with six wives who went around abusing dogs and giving people cancer.

But the real question is: would electing that person have ended, or even merely reduced, the Constitutional violations that the government does as a matter of routine?*

I would assert that the answer is No.
Simply looking at the political caste, and the Republican party in particular, there would be no reason for them to have ever reduced the domestic spying. Sure, Romney may have lessened the more visible/obvious injuries, but he is a Fabian Socialist (he thinks we should be eased into it) and a Statist, and would have utterly no incentive for reigning in the NSA.

* — Like the NSA and the 4th & 5th amendments; or their secret court and the 6th Amendment; or the BATFE and the 2nd Amendment.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 9:07:24 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I accept no blame either. Maybe second on the list of fools are those of "us" whose prideful stubbornness kept them from the voting booth altogether. It would have anyway taken a super majority to overcome the multiple and dead vote count, not to mention the rigged Diebold machines.

Guess I'd better go ahead and don my fire proof suit.

16 posted on 06/24/2013 9:07:58 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Sub-Driver

Snowden didn’t make a fool of Obama.

He unveiled what should be apparent...


17 posted on 06/24/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver
Info wars research indicates that Snowden’s previous employer, Booze Allen is owned by the Carlyle Group. Accordingly, the Carlyle Group is a George H. Bush affiliate company co-owned by the Bin Laden family. Yes, that Bin Laden family.
18 posted on 06/24/2013 9:10:18 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Sub-Driver

nobama IS a fool...the rest of the world is just beginning to recognize that.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 9:12:51 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ain’t hard to do...the American dinosaur media is also responsible for embarrassing America with this POS POTUS...


20 posted on 06/24/2013 9:12:59 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Sub-Driver

I type this with a “HUGH” smile on my face! I love it when the rest of the world tells HUSSEIN to go sh!t in his hat. Beautiful! Clare Daly leads the pack.


21 posted on 06/24/2013 9:19:03 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: hal ogen
nobama IS a fool...the rest of the world is just beginning to recognize that.

What do you expect from a person that achieved nothing in his life; and, has lived a lie his whole life. Remember when he went on the airwaves and announced/threatened Asad - the use of chemical weapons would cross the red line? Well, its been reported that chemical weapons were proven to have been used. The response from Odumbass? Nothing. Reminds me when he told Congress - don't call my bluff. What a maroon.

22 posted on 06/24/2013 9:26:21 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Tuketu

I must be because he does not care about the difference between right and wrong, so his respect is zero, as well.


23 posted on 06/24/2013 9:29:15 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: Sub-Driver

It is not Snowden or the world making a fool of the imbecile occupying our White House; The imbecile does quite well in making a fool of himself.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 9:32:26 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m liking Snowden a little more every day.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 9:54:54 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Aw, shucks. You mean you didn’t vote for the obscenely rich tax dodger who spent the night with Vera Baker at the Four Seasons?


26 posted on 06/24/2013 10:03:38 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: 1066AD

What happened? There was a post on Freep, March 27, 2012: “Turns out he’s not Kenyan after all. He’s KGB.” See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864980/posts


27 posted on 06/24/2013 10:07:54 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: Sub-Driver
Snowden is not making fools of Obama and his administration. The people or group behind Snowden are. This is too sophisticated for a 20 something to come up with and there are too many other things being exposed in other areas to only be Snowden.

This is a power play between two powerful groups, the New World Order (communist/socialist that want total control of all people) against someone else.

Who that other group is is the real question.

Think it through...too many scandals released one after the other about how this administration is operating and none discovered by our press. Someone is trying to destroy Obama and the control of people that has been created world wide with this data mining system before it can not be stopped.

28 posted on 06/24/2013 10:11:14 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: drypowder

War on terror? What war on terror? Snowden did everybody in America a favor to tell the world the truth.


29 posted on 06/24/2013 10:14:31 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: katana
The real fools are the American voters (especially those under the spell of white guilt complex) who put him and his merry band of Communists into office ... twice. Every great nation eventually falls. Few if any commit suicide.

Do you really think Romney would have made a difference in what is going on....please take a look at our supposed republicans jumping up to defend this....

The whole lot has been compromised and are being controlled....and the ones that are not willing to buckle under are leaving.

30 posted on 06/24/2013 10:15:02 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron; a fool in paradise
This is a power play between two powerful groups

Yep, and here they are:


31 posted on 06/24/2013 10:20:33 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Thank you...this time I will wear it with pride!

Seriously, we are all news junkies here. Have you ever seen anything like the last year?

32 posted on 06/24/2013 10:24:08 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

Snowden told the South China Morning Post, “My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” he told the Post on June 12. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.” Don’t believe it? Read it at http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268209/exclusive-snowden-sought-booz-allen-job-gather-evidence-nsa.


33 posted on 06/24/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: gethimoutofthehouse
I am still leaning toward him doing the world a favor.

However, it finally depends on how much really critical military info gets to Russia, Chicoms, etc.

If this is the case, an iron clad case for treason conviction is needed for him, all the way up to Obama.

34 posted on 06/24/2013 10:30:54 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: catfish1957

Why is Russia considered our “enemy”,,,,what interests do they have that conflict with ours?


35 posted on 06/24/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1066AD
Live thread at the Guardian.

Glenn Greenwald on fire on Twitter ripping Andrew Ross Sorkin a new one.

36 posted on 06/24/2013 10:41:49 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: dfwgator

Pro-Christian & Anti-Communist?


37 posted on 06/24/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: Lady Heron
Do you really think Romney would have made a difference in what is going on?

Yes, I do. Romney was never and would never have been my first or even third or fourth choice as candidate and president. And I probably despise weak kneed lying RINO's as much as you. But to equate Romney with someone who is a believing Marxist, despises this country and everything it represents, hates the Capitalist system with a passion, possesses literally no experience outside of academia and the Left, is sympathetic to the enemies and enemy to the friends of the United States, or to think there would be no differences in their policies and priorities, is ridiculous. Sometimes one must choose between a bad choice and a terrible one.

I can't and won't try to tell you what to do. I can only speak for myself. But we all now have to live with the consequences of the choices that we, as a people, made last November.

All that being said, if you tell me we'd be in as deep s*** as we are now if McCain had won in 2008 we might find some common ground.

38 posted on 06/24/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: dfwgator
what interests do they have that conflict with ours?

Hmmm... not as many as in the past, but I will start with support of regimes in Iran and Venezuela

39 posted on 06/24/2013 11:11:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: catfish1957

Well we intervened in Kosovo against their Serb brothers to defend Islamo-Fascists, so they probably figured they’d get us back.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 11:13:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama makes a fool of himself.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 11:13:58 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s being reported the WH is ‘livid’ with Hong Kong/China. Evidently, Obamaninny & the prancing thugs advising him have their panties in a real wad over this ..... they are questioning Hong Kong’s “commitment to the rule of law”. If that isn’t a laugh, I don’t know what is .... Obama never met a law he couldn’t break, ignore, or get around and he is p.o.’d with HK? Sounds like ‘binky’/thumb-sucking time to me .... and just wait until Putin gets going on his Obamastooge project using Snowden. Obama is too narcissistic to see what a laughing stock he has become ... and he’s taking the US down the wormhole to destruction with him.


42 posted on 06/24/2013 11:36:49 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: GOP Poet

Great minds think alike...and laugh alike :-)


43 posted on 06/24/2013 12:19:04 PM PDT by Darin1948
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To: Sub-Driver
We wanted a government that listens to the people. We got it!

(thank you, thank you very much)

44 posted on 06/24/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s funny ‘cuz Obama is a fool

Some are saying that the decision by China not to arrest Snowden has set back relations between the two countries. So does this mean we won’t take China’s trillions anymore to finance our government? Does this mean we won’t buy their cheap goods anymore? China’s in the driver’s seat whether Team Obama (or anyone else, for that matter) likes it or not.


45 posted on 06/24/2013 1:27:21 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Stentor

“Glenn Greenwald on fire on Twitter ripping Andrew Ross Sorkin a new one.”

Andrew Ross Sorkin is a tool.

Glenn Greenwald has become my favorite reporter. The guy is smart, articulate and fearless and doesn’t take nonsense (i.e., government hypocrisy, lies, propoganda and doublespeak) from anyone whether politicians or their apologists in the media. He was a former NYC litigator from my understanding with Wachtel Lipton which is big in the mergers and acquisitions field.


46 posted on 06/24/2013 1:45:42 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: catfish1957

I don’t think that Snowden needs to be tried for treason; rather, the cheerleaders—executive, legislative, judicial and fourth estate—need to be tried for treason. If Snowden had to leak secrets to expose Obama spying for no reason, without so much as a warrant, on American citizens, it is not as harmful as what Obama would do if he continues uninterrupted. Snowden had to take a job to warn the American people that the liberties taken for granted, the ones in the Constitution, need to be guarded by the people Obama has targeted.


47 posted on 06/24/2013 2:10:19 PM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: gethimoutofthehouse
Fully agree. If his intent was to blow the whistle on the corruption and wanton spying of the population by our rogue government, he is a hero.

If it was to disclose any information of our defense capapbilites or armed forces strategies, well...... he should hang like any other spy.

48 posted on 06/24/2013 2:37:22 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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